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Leaders Discuss Reviving The Streetcar System In Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati streetcar vehicle during on-street testing in Over-the-Rhine.
Cincinnati streetcar vehicle during on-street testing in Over-the-Rhine.
Cincinnati streetcar vehicle during on-street testing in Over-the-Rhine.
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Cincinnati streetcar vehicle during on-street testing in Over-the-Rhine.

With the advent of affordable cars and improved roads, streetcars, once a prime form of public transit in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, came to the end of the line. Northern Kentucky’'s streetcar system closed in 1950. Cincinnati’'s in 1951.

Now with Cincinnati getting ready to put streetcars back on its streets later this year, leaders in Northern Kentucky are wondering if they should do the same, perhaps linking up with Cincinnati’'s system.

Joining us to discuss the idea of resurrecting streetcars in Northern Kentucky are the Executive Director of the Covington Business Council & Urban Partnership of Covington, PatFrew, and Editor and Publisher of The River City News, Michael Monks.

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